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Mathematical and Computational Modeling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The Professional Science Master’s degree is a two-year graduate degree designed to fill a management need for technology-based companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. Students pursue advanced training in science, while simultaneously developing valued business skills. 


  • Professional Science Master’s programs combine rigorous study in science or mathematics with coursework in management, policy, or law. 
  • All PSM programs emphasize writing and communication skills, and many include project management. Most PSM programs require a final project or team experience, as well as an internship in a business or public sector enterprise.
  • Developed in concert with industry, PSM programs are designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. Graduates are equipped to manage the breakthroughs that are created by research teams. They can interact comfortably and intelligently with scientific researchers and business managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments. The PSM got its start in 1997 as a way to better and more rapidly equip students with much-needed skills in the STEM fields. Currently, there are over 300 PSM programs offered by 150 institutions.
  • The PSM-MCM will enable the student to acquire advanced training in understanding, analyzing, and solving mathematical models. In addition to content courses on Scientific Computing, Data Analysis, Mathematical Models, and Optimization, the PSM student will be required to take courses on Project Management, Communication, Data Structures, and Marketing to help them transition into “extrovert math professionals” who will successfully interface between research teams and decision makers in technology based companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, the PSM student will be required to learn how to successfully incorporate mathematical models in time bound interdisciplinary projects with specific objectives. To achieve this goal, the student will be exposed to a range of mini-projects dealing with applications of mathematical models to real-world problems. 


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Scientific Computing (3 hours lecture)
  • Fundamentals of Mathematical Models (3 hours lecture)
  • Fundamentals of Optimization (3 hours lecture)
  • Professional Science Master Mini-Projects (6 hours lecture)
  • Fundamentals of Data Analysis (3 hours lecture)
  • Techniques of Communication (3 hours lecture)
  • Project Management (1.5 hours lecture)
  • Contemporary Marketing (1.5 hours lecture)
  • Financial Accounting (3 hours lecture)
  • Population Genetics (3 hours lecture)
  • Topics in Microbiology (3 hours lecture)
  • Wetland Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
  • Shoreline Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
  • Behavioral Ecology (3 hours lecture)
  • Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Environmental Geoscience (3 hours lecture)
  • Current Issues in Sustainability Science (3 hours lecture)
  • Geographic Information Systems (3 hours lecture)
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment 
  • Hydroclimatology 
  • Applied Groundwater Modeling.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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